This privacy policy sets out how Search for Common Ground uses and protects any information that you give Search for Common Ground when you use this website.

Search for Common Ground is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Search for Common Ground may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should regularly check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 21 May 2018.


We may collect the following information:name and job title

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and similar tools


We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our programs and services.
  • We may periodically send informational email about our programs or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address you provided.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We will never sell or loan your information.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We do not share your information with any third parties. We will disclose personal information only in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages you visit on our website. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to you and other customers’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.


Our website may contain links to enable you to easily visit other entities’ websites.  Please note that we do not have any control over other entities’ websites and they are not governed by this privacy statement. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide to such sites.  


You may request details of personal information about you which we hold under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. If you would like a copy of the information about you that we hold, please email us at [email protected].

If you believe that any information about you that we hold is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at [email protected]. We will promptly correct any incorrect information.

If you would like us to remove your information from our databases, please email [email protected].